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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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small chiefs and all under his “rule.” The creeks who are among us will give up- with the rest- they (the Micasukees) cannot hold the country. General J.- how long will it take the Indians to collect their cattle and property? Jumper: I cannot tell. Genl J. – I shall expect them to bring their families to Tampa Bay, and then they can return and collect their cattle. Jumper- This is not as we wish- You seem to desire to hurry us off by force- allow us time- we have given our word- it is our bond- We will collect our property and then move off- We can communicate with you in the meantime. Genl J.

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We do not manage business in that way. Mention sometime in about which you can ready. Jumper- I think it to sell our cattle and other property will take till near fall. Genl J. – I cannot listen to this – you must go at once, and I will pay a fair price for your cattle and ponies. Jim Boy and the other friendly chiefs here made a few remarks on urging the Seminoles to agree to the terms of Genl J. and move at once to the west. Jumper then said I wish to consult the Creek chiefs Jim Boy, John Hossoney, and Tustenuch harjo to know how the business was done in their nation. To day we will talk with them, and